Government Information Interest Group Community
Next Thursday, January 16th at 2:00PM est, COL's FDLP Task Force will be hosting a webinar to provide information regarding their survey that is currently available and the open dialogue that they will be hosting during Midwinter. If you are unable to participate during the live webinar, it will be archived and posted here.
To access the webinar, visit http://ala.adobeconnect.com/fdlptf/.
The Midwinter open dialogue will take place on Saturday, January 25 from 10:30-11:30am in the Convention Center, room 107B. The discussion at this session will center around the questions found in this survey. Please feel free to complete the survey whether or not you plan on attending Midwinter. The survey will remain open until February 14th.
Good morning and Happy New Year!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday! As you may know, the Committee on Legislation, FDLP Task Force is holding a discussion during Midwinter. This morning I sent out invitations to division and round tables today to send two representatives to the open dialogue on Saturday, January 25, 10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m., Philadelphia Convention Center, Room 107B. (Please note that there has been a room change!) The Task Force has compiled a survey that is now available, that follows the questions that will be discussed at Midwinter. ( https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FDLPTaskForce) The survey will remain open until February 14th.
I've attached a copy of the survey questions in case you would like to read it before going into Survey Monkey and completing the survey.
I hope that you have a wonderful 2nd day of this new year!
I'm hoping that you all will be able to attend the following program during Annual:
"How Do I Become a Citizen?" Libraries & E-government: Meeting the needs of your community
Saturday, June 29th at 10:30am in the McCormick Place Convention Center, room S402a
There will be a live demonstration of the libegov.org site that has been created over the last three years as part of an IMLS grant that the ALA WO has been working on with the University of Maryland. I have attached a pdf with further info on the program and the site.
The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) is an initiative led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with the Center for Research Libraries and other interested agencies to identify, digitize, archive, and provide access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975. Some of the report series digitized include divisions of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; U.S. National Bureau of Standards, the U.S. Bureau of Mines and more.
Join members of TRAIL for an informal information session at ALA Annual in New Orleans:
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Morial Convention Center, Room 341
This informal session will help new and prospective members of the Technical Report Archive & Image Library learn more about the TRAIL project and how to get involved. All are welcome.
Questions or comments can be sent to: Maliaca Oxnam (email@example.com)
Greetings GODORT colleagues! I'd like to extend the invitation to join the LOCKSS-USDOCS project to all of you and your libraries.
Build the Digital Federal Depository Library Program
Preserve citizen access to government information
Harness powerful community collaboration
Join LOCKSS-USDOCS trusted network
The US Government Printing Office, Stanford University Library’s Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (LOCKSS) Program, and depository libraries across the country are building a digital implementation of the Federal Depository Library Program. All titles available through the FDsys system (http://fdsys.gpo.gov/) are currently being preserved.
1. Collaboratively insure the preservation of born-digital documents; over 95% of all government documents are born-digital.
2. Build digital collections and infrastructure, and develop digital expertise for your library.
3. Control your current and future costs of digital document preservation by becoming actively involved in both process and implementation. Participation costs are low; the benefits of preserving unfettered document access are immeasurable.
Feel free to contact me if you're interested and/or have questions about the project.
We look forward to hearing from you!
James Jacobs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Government Documents Librarian
For more on the digital Federal Depository Library Program, see:
"Distributed Globally, Collected Locally: LOCKSS for Digital Government Information" Daniel Cornwall and James R. Jacobs. Against the Grain, 21(1) February, 2009. p.42-44.
LOCKSS-USDOCS: best practices for preserving digital government information. Presentation, Best Practices Exchange 2010.
Preservation for all: LOCKSS-USDOCS and our digital future. James Jacobs and Victoria Reich, Stanford University Libraries. Documents to the People (DttP) Volume 38:3 (Fall 2010).
TRAIL will have an informational meeting and dialogue on:Saturday, January 8th 1:30-3:30pm Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, Connaught Room
The session will introduce TRAIL to attendees and discuss how libraries can support and participate in TRAIL. ALA Midwinter 2011 attendees interested in learning more about the Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) are invited meet with current participants, dialogue with members of the TRAIL Steering Committee and learn more about this collaborative project to archive, digitize and make accessible the technical report literature from federal government agencies. TRAIL leadership will be available to describe the project and answer all of your questions! TRAIL is part of the Global Resources Network from the Center for Research Libraries.
More info – www.technicalreports.org
Please join us to discuss this national, collaborative collection development, digitization, and archiving effort!
ALA will be sharing information regarding the Federal Depository Library Program modeling project that has been awarded to Ithaka S+R. Please take this opportunity to make your voice heard on this important subject!
Below is the latest communication from Ithaka S+R.
On behalf of the Government Printing Office, Ithaka S+R is launching a project that will develop sustainable models for the Federal Depository Library Program in the 21st century. The Program plays a critical role in making federal government information available to the American public, preserving it, and providing services to help the public and specialized user communities to make effective use of government information. We’re currently reaching out to libraries of all types – public, government, academic, and law libraries, and both participants and non-participants in the Program – to alert you of the launch of this project. We hope that ALA members will choose to engage with us regularly during the project’s six-month duration, to ensure that your experience and perspective is incorporated to the greatest extent possible.
Engaging the community – including non-participating libraries that may rely on depository libraries in providing government information services to their constituents as well as members of the Program – is a priority for this project. We will rely on the input of the library community in our efforts to model a FDLP that meets the needs of depository libraries as well as of the broader library community and those they serve. Towards this end, we’ve just launched a website – fdlpmodeling.net – to serve as a venue for community engagement, providing updates on the status of the project, offering a variety of mechanisms for community input, and sharing drafts and interim deliverables for comment. We’d encourage you to visit the site, learn about the project, and share your thoughts with us at this early stage. While you’re there, please subscribe to our RSS feed or sign up for email updates so you can be alerted of new posts. And of course, please share this information with any colleagues or others who might be interested.
We hope to hear from you over the course of this project, either via fdlpmodeling.net or directly by email.
Roger Schonfeld & Ross Housewright
You are invited to attend the ACRL Science & Technology Section's program and poster reception....
Federal Friends: Creating Greater Access to and Support for Science and Technology Information
STS Program and Poster Reception
Monday, June 28, 8:00-12:00 pm
Renaissance Washington, Congressional Hall A/B
Federal agencies are essential sources of science and technology information. When federal agencies & institutions face economic cuts, impacts to the creation and dissemination of scientific information is felt by academic and research libraries worldwide. The program will discuss the complexities between federal, academic and depository libraries and share examples of how these entities can work together to maximize resources.
The panel will be followed by a poster session and reception.